Ticket #727 (new issue)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

[C] Collaboration with National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF)

Reported by: pmiller Owned by: pmiller
Priority: discussion Milestone: NDG3
Component: community Version:
Keywords: club Cc:


I was at the Second Annual NCOF Workshop ( http://www.ncof.gov.uk/) in Exeter last week (2-3 May 2007). There was a breakout session on 'Integrated observing systems' - the idea that all ocean measurements should be made available in an organised and timely fashion, to assist with the development (research, assimilation, validation) of ocean forecasting models and feed into value-added services. Wheels (and standards) should not be reinvented - BODC and ICES databases were mentioned, and I (naturally) found myself in the role of selling NDG technology for dataset discovery, data delivery and visualisation (hopefully via OGC, GoogleEarth or ESSC Godiva), security and vocabulary.

There was widespread interest in an easy method to share details of the datasets held at each NCOF institute. For instance the Met Office has a huge database (MetDB), though no one really knows which datasets it contains. We discussed that NERC grants usually state that all datasets must be lodged with one of the NERC data centres by the end of the project, and that this should be updated to say 'and be discoverable via the NDG Gateway'.

Some people proposed that a fraction of each funded NCOF project could be put aside for NDG infrastructure; also that NCOF could petition NERC to fund a continuation of NDG..! There was a wider suggestion of 'Data Champions' for each institute, who should obviously be initiated into the ways of NDG.

Anyway, thought you'd like to know.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by pmiller

I've contacted Martin Price at the Met Office (martin.price@…), who has taken on responsibility for creating a list of the datasets held by each NCOF partner.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by selatham

  • Milestone changed from PROD to Reporting and Futures

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by selatham

  • Keywords club added

Can this be followed up?

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by lawrence

  • Component changed from T09_UK_Collaboration to community

moved from T09_UK_Collaboration as part of ndg2 cleanup

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by lawrence

  • Milestone changed from Reporting to NDG3
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